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A list of canadian inventions/facts.Mild Language warning for all those sensitive to that kinda thing. I would have removed it, but some of these wouldn't have made much sense.1. Smarties 2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp 3. The size of our footballs fields and one less down 4. Baseball is Canadian 5. Lacrosse is Canadian 6. Hockey is Canadian 7. Basketball is Canadian 8. Apple pie is Canadian 9. Mr. Dress-up kicks Mr. Rogers ass 10. Tim Hortons kicks Dunkin' Donuts ass 11. In the war of 1812, started by America, Canadians pushed the Americans back...past their 'White House'. Then we burned it...and most of Washington, under the command of William Lyon MaKenzie King who was insane and hammered all the time. We got bored because they ran away, so we came home and partied.....Go figure..... 12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany. 13. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war... To Anyone. Anywhere. EVER. 14. Our civil war was fought in a bar and it lasted a little over an hour. 15. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American mercenary, who slept in and missed the whole thing ... but showed up just in time to get caught. 16. We knew plaid was cool way before Seattle caught on. 17. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface and is still around as the worlds oldest company. 18. The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes. 19. We still know what to do with all the parts of a buffalo. 20. We don't marry our kin-folk. 21. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, zambonis, the telephone and short wave radios that save countless lives each year. Oh and the black box found on Aircraft all over the world too! 22. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it. 23. A Canadian invented Superman. 24. We have colured money. 25. Our beer advertisments kick ass. 26. Our elections only take one day. 27. And we don't bomb our allies. AND MOST IMPORTANT....! 28. The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on. I AM CANADIAN!!!
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5. Lacrosse is Canadian


9. Mr. Dress-up kicks Mr. Rogers ass


12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany.

5. I thought that has an Arabic, African, or from what I'm reading now, Native American origin.


9. Not if Mr. Rogers was a Navy Seal (if its not an urban legend that some people think it is)


12. LOL! :p

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21. i am gonna break this down into easy to understand sections


Short Wave radios.


ok here goes, timeline


1836 Samual morse, develops morse code!


1873 James Clerk-Maxwell announces the theory of electro-magnetic waves


1888 Heinrich Hertz detects and produces radio waves


1900 GuglielmoMarconi successfully transmitted and recieved a wireless message


1906 Lee de Forest produce a sensitive reciever and amplifier


1919 RCA (thast the Radio corporation of AMERICA) develops the short wave radio, note the BIG AMERICA there. They join with Thompson, an english company also developing Radio technology and set up offices in UK, europe and South Africa.




Penicillin was discovered in 1928.


It was discovered in London, England.


It was invented by Sir Alexander Fleming.


Even though penicillin was discovered in 1928, it was another ten years before it was concentrated and studied by the british biochemist Ernst Chain




In 1941, George de Mestral and his Irish pointer were hunting game birds in the ancient Jura mountains of Switzerland. All day long, he had to pull off sticky cockleburs clinging to the dog's coat and his own trousers. De Mestral marvelled at the tenacity of these hitchhiking seedpods that were difficult to disentangle from animal fur or woolen cloth. That evening, this Swiss engineer placed a burr under a microscope and was stunned to see that the exterior of the seedpod was covered with masses of tiny hooks that acted like hundreds of grasping hands. De Mestral wondered whether it would be possible to mimic nature and create a fastener for fabric. When he succeeded he gave the creation a memorable name by splicing together the first syllable of two French words: velour (velvet) and crochet (hook): Velcro."


the telephone!


in the 1870s, the two inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both independently designed devices that could transmit speech electrically (the telephone). Both men rushed their respective designs to the patent office within hours of each other, Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone first. Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell entered into a famous legal battle over the invention of the telephone, which Bell won.


Born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland,


Alexander Graham Bell was the son and grandson of authorities in elocution and the correction of speech. Educated to pursue a career in the same specialty, his knowledge of the nature of sound led him not only to teach the deaf, but also to invent the telephone.


Jet skis


Clayton jacobson II, of arizona USA invented the PWC (personal water craft) and it is now marketed under the brand name, "jet ski" by kawazaki japan


ill let you have the skidoo, zambinos, and insulin.


BTW in a joint effort between and ENGLISH, and CALIFORNIAN we are mapping out the building blocks of the human (and possibly everything else)




oh yeah and the elections only take like a day because there are only like 25 people who actually care in canada. (same with the civil war)

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Tell me honestly, are they really teaching you guys that stuff? Many of your facts are not very accurate. Baseball, for instance, was not an invention of Canada. Here is a lnk to the history of how it started...




I would post more, but I really don't have the time. But, if you really believe those things, then it's ok by me :p As long as you are happy :p


I would list all of the inventions and accomplishments the U.S. has contributed, but it would be so long that the TA database could not store all of the text.


P.S. We did let a few Canadians fly on the Space Shuttle after we properly trained them. :D


Also, I agree that Canada invetnted Molson Ale....very good stuff I might add.

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Funny this thread!I met a Canadian man online, he became a close friend... and a few weeks ago we decided to share 'local' food with eachother.I recieved amongst others... maple syrup, all ingredients for poutine, pea soup, turtles and other goodies.He recieved several Dutch things. (for insiders: stroopwafels, mergpijpjes, zaanse mosterd, snert etc etc)conclusion: none yet... we haven't tried it all. :D
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hold on a sec..... zambino, !!!!nope thats american too. (maybe the title should be things canadia stole from america) "We invented the Zamboni!" Frank Zamboni was an Italian American living in, get this, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA when he invented his famous ice resurfacing machine. Zambonis are made in his original Southern Californian factory to this day.
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